Garbage & Recycling Service

2/13/2024 NOTICE: Bulk Pick-up services are experiencing delays due to equipment issues. We will notify you once the schedule returns to normal.

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The Town of Summerville established single-stream recycling curbside collections in 2021. This allows Town of Summerville residents and some businesses to recycle more than paper and cardboard. All recyclables, including glass, plastic, metal, paper, and cardboard, can be combined in the same recycling container. 

Carolina Waste, the Town’s waste collection provider, will collect the recycling materials in the same 65-gallon blue lid container currently used. Weekly collections will continue on the same service day, which is the same day as garbage collections. Residents are encouraged to participate in single-stream recycling and ensure only appropriate materials are properly disposed of by reviewing the list of items that can and cannot be recycled.

Collection Guidelines


The Town of Summerville garbage pick-up services are provided for residents according to the schedule via a contract with Carolina Waste. Household garbage pickups are made once weekly.

All household garbage to be collected must be placed in disposable plastic garbage bags or some other disposable container and placed in the roll cart provided by Carolina Waste. The roll cart is to be placed inside the curb, outside the drainage ditch line of the street, near the front line of your premises, no later than 5:30 a.m. on your designated pick-up day.

The roll carts named "Carolina Waste" on the containers will be emptied for garbage and returned to the curb. Garbage cans of any shape and size other than roll carts provided by Carolina Waste are not permitted on the curb at any time. Racks designated to hold garbage receptacles shall not be permitted on the curb at any time.

Yard Debris

The Town of Summerville will only pick up yard debris if it is in an open pile or bagged in recyclable paper bags or tree limbs no longer than four feet.

Boards, wood, and/or plastic cannot be mixed with yard debris. If these items are included in yard debris piles, they will not be picked up.

Yard Debris set out in plastic bins/cans/roll carts will not be emptied.

Bulk Waste

Bulk waste (furniture, appliances, boards, fencing, etc.) will be picked up by the Town once a month. See the Curbside Pickup by Street Name (PDF) document to determine your pickup week/day. 

2024 New Bulk Schedule

2024 New Bulk Schedule (1)


Garbage and Recycling will not be picked up on the holidays below:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Day of and day after)
  • Christmas (The day before, the day of, and the day after)

If the normal pickup day falls on one of these days, the pickup will be the next day.

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